NHL Rumors: Trade Rumors Continue To Heat Up Surrounding Kings & Canadiens

Elliotte Friedman, a highly respected NHL insider, has been stirring up speculation about a potential trade partnership between the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens, centered around goaltender Jake Allen.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Canadiens are faced with a unique situation, harboring three talented goaltenders on their roster.

So far this season, the 33-year-old holds a .901 save percentage, 3.49 GAA, and a 5-8-2 record across 15 games played.

Jake Allen, a seasoned veteran known for his locker room presence, has found himself at the heart of numerous trade rumors.

While initial rumors hinted at Jake Allen heading to the Edmonton Oilers, Friedman now suggests that the Los Angeles Kings are emerging as serious contenders to acquire the goaltender they seek.

The Kings have expressed their desire to reinforce their goaltending options, and Jake Allen could be a prime target for them.

However, the intricacies of Allen's contract, which includes an average annual value of $3.85 million extending until 2025, could make any potential trade a complex negotiation.

As the trade deadline draws nearer, all eyes will be on whether the Canadiens and Kings can strike a deal involving Jake Allen. Photo Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports